Melissa Lanham, CMP joined Prosperity Now as Meeting & Event Manager in 2015, and because of the significant impact she has had on our events portfolio, she was promoted to the role of Senior Manager in 2018. Because Prosperity Now loves bringing people together, Melissa's role is essential; she works across the organization with all departments to plan, coordinate and execute online and in-person events of all sizes, including Prosperity Now's signature biennial conference, the Prosperity Summit (previously the Assets Learning Conference) and the annual I’M HOME Conference.
Prior to joining Prosperity Now, Melissa was a Meeting Planner at The Optical Society, where she was responsible for planning and managing complex domestic and international conferences each year ranging from 150 to 15,000 attendees per event. With over fourteen years of experience in the industry, Melissa brings to Prosperity Now a variety of knowledge and experience from across the field, including a wedding featured on WEtv’s “Platinum Weddings,” Derek Jeter’s birthday party, formal dinners for foreign consulates and prominent elected officials such as Representatives Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi, and an anniversary gala featuring Jay Leno.
A native of the Washington, DC, area, Melissa earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. Melissa holds a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation, the industry-recognized standard for meeting planners.
Melissa never misses a detail and ensures that attendees leave our events feeling more energized than ever. After all, her favorite quote is, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how your made them feel.” – Maya Angelou